About

Monica Espinel is an independent curator and writer based in New York. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Florida International University, Miami and an M.A. in Art History from Hunter College, New York. She is the editor of Carmen Herrera’s catalogue raisonné, in progress. She has held positions at Marvelli Gallery, Wildenstein & Co., and Frederico Sève/Latincollector. Selected curatorial projects include ‘‘Black Milk: Theories on Suicide’’ (Marvelli, 2004), ‘‘Ceremonies of Summer’’ (Latincollector, 2008), ‘‘Then & Now: Abstraction in Latin American Art’’ (Deutsche Bank, 2010), ‘‘Memory Leaks’’ (Creon, 2010), “Photographic Treasures from the Collection of Alfred Stieglitz” (curatorial assistant, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011), “Rituals of Chaos” (Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2012), “The Skin I Live In” (Curatorial Lab, SP-Arte, 2013) and “Bruno Miguel: Todos à Mesa” (Galeria Emma Thomas, 2015). She is the recipient of numerous awards including ArtTable’s Mentorship Grant to be a curatorial fellow at Wave Hill (2009), a Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation Curatorial Fellowship at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2010) and a Roswell L. Gilpatric Award to work in the department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2011). She participated in seminars such as ICI’s Curating Context: Producing, commissioning, collecting and siting artworks, Instituto Inhotim; 13th Istanbul Biennial, Mom Am I a Barbarian, Istanbul; and the Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course, Gwangju, Korea. Her writing has been featured in artist catalogues and ArtNexus, Arte al Dia, Flash Art and Artforum.com.